When Marilla came up for the light various skimpy articles of raiment scattered most untidily over the floor and a certain tempestuous appearance of the bed were the only indications of any presence save her own.
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The fiddlers begin a swift, tempestuous tune, and Keenan takes my hip in one hand and my fingers in the other.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
"What about Jacqueline Du Pre?" she’d always asked, referring to her own idol, a talented and tempestuous cellist who’d been stricken with multiple sclerosis at the age of twenty-eight and died about fifteen years later.